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Zika virus is an Aedes-borne virus (Flaviviridae family), identified in 1947 in monkey rhesus sera in Uganda and in 1954 in humans.1 ,2 It was considered endemic in Africa and South West Asia. After 2007, outbreaks in Yap State, Micronesia and French Polynesia have been of high relevance.2 In 2014–2015 it has also begun to be of importance in the Americas, with outbreaks in Eastern Islands, Chile …
Contributors AJR-M initiated the manuscript; AMP-B prepared the first draft of the manuscript. All authors commented on and approved the final version of the manuscript.
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